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About Dungun

Dungun, and its capital Kuala Dungun, were once busy with iron production, and the graceful British colonial buildings and plantation estates have now been repurposed, but it’s still a beautiful, peaceful spot which only really comes to life on Thursday evenings when there’s a regular night market. But this peace, the beautiful stretch of beaches on the opposite side of the river mouth to Kuala Dungun, and the green interior makes it a fantastic spot for a resort. Which is why the best places to stay in Dungun are classic resorts.

The Best Places to stay in Dungun

  • The Tanjong Jara Resort is a luxurious island resort with all the trimmings. There’s a selection of restaurants, a Malay spa, a private beach, tennis courts and lagoon style pools. Romantic and relaxing.

Travel Information

  • Kuala Dungun is not the easiest place to get to. But then tropical hideaways probably shouldn’t be. The quickest way is probably to hire a car from Kuala Lumpur and then drive four hours across the country. You could also get a taxi to do the driving for you. The bus service takes about five and a half hours. It’s possible to get closer by air, to either Kerteh Airport or Kuala Trengganu Airport, but you still have to transfer by car, taxi or bus.
  • Kuala Dungun is warm all year, with the daily average maximums ranging between 29°C in January and 32°C  during April, May and June.  Here the real rain comes late in the year, between September and December.  

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Dungun for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Dungun, expand your search to include all our Malaysia recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.


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Best Hotels in Dungun

  • Tanjong Jara Resort Off Jalan Dungun 99 rooms from £143

    Beach Life
    Romantic  -  Private dining on the private beach.
    Restaurant  -  Excellent Malaysian cuisine.
    Air conditioningTennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGarden
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A fabulous tropical hideaway of the utmost luxury. Beautiful creamy rooms and suites have lots of natural light, balconies, and all the mod cons. Fantastic selection of Malaysian and an Al Fresco restaurant, Malay spa, private beach, tennis courts and lagoon-style swimming pools. Utterly romantic. See More

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